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November 6, 2015

Iraq
A Salvadoran immigrant carries her son while standing in vegetation to hide from organized crime bands in Huehuetoca, near Mexico City, June 1, 2015. An increasing number of Central Americans are sneaking across Mexico's border en route to the United States (Reuters/Edgard Garrido). This Week in Markets and Democracy: The Americas’ Refugee Crisis, Impunity in Journalist Attacks, and More

CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) Program highlights noteworthy events and articles each Friday in “This Week in Markets and Democracy.”  The Americas’ Refugee Crisis  As Eur…

May 29, 2012

Trade
Employees at a McDonald's Restaurant in Beijing serve food to customers in October 2011 (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Calculating the “Place Premium”

New research indicates that the bulk of the pay premium enjoyed by workers in developed nations is from a difference in location, not skills (BusinessWeek). Workers in the United States enjoy a “plac…

January 5, 2017

United States
Play NationalSecurity_EC.jpg Reforming the National Security Council: What's Necessary?

Experts discuss potential reforms to the National Security Council.

May 18, 2016

Human Rights
Juan E. Mendez, U.N. special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, attends a news conference in Colombo UN Special Rapporteur Breaks New Ground with Report on Gendered Aspects of Torture

Last week I hosted a CFR roundtable with Juan E. Mendez, the United Nations special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment, to discuss his new report on…

June 14, 2016

Global
Podcast RTR3GZMS_14June16_Richard.jpg The Global Migration and Refugee Crisis

Anne C. Richard discusses the scope of the global migration and refugee crisis.

May 25, 2016

Global
Play RTX2D347_EC.jpg 'War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft'

Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris discuss War by Other Means.

November 23, 2015

Global
Play RTS683R_EC.jpg Climate Change Mitigation Beyond Paris

Experts discuss global efforts to mitigate climate change.

March 20, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Play photo-2_EC_1.jpg Financing a New Ukraine

Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko discusses her country’s economy, including its ambitious reform agenda and recent International Monetary Fund package.

April 26, 2013

United States
Residents wear masks as they search for bodies in Aleppo (Salman/Courtesy Reuters). Middle East Matters This Week: Syrian Chemical Weapons, Iraqi Violence, and U.S. Regional Engagement

Significant Developments Syria. Syrian officials today denied international allegations that Bashar al-Assad’s forces had used chemical weapons in Syria. Yesterday, the White House sent a letter to …

June 23, 2011

Defense and Security
resident Barack Obama speaks about the war in Afghanistan during a televised address from the East Room of the White House on June 22, 2011. The World Next Week: Obama Decides on Afghanistan

President Barack Obama speaks about the war in Afghanistan during a televised address from the East Room of the White House on June 22, 2011. The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I dis…